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Acceleration joins mentors, start-ups

Day 2 of Experience Tectoria featured an announcement to herald the formal establishment of the B.C. Innovation Council's Acceleration Network, which includes Accelerator Tectoria at VIATeC's offices.

Gasoline prices to remain volatile: analysts

Pump-panicked motorists in Canada might be breathing a little easier after this week's sudden spike in gasoline prices - but experts fear price shocks will continue in coming days as commodity traders speculate about economic stimulus south of the bo

Manitoba hog producer files for bankruptcy

Puratone Corp., the third largest hog producer in Manitoba, has filed for bankruptcy protection, raising alarm bells about a crisis in the hog-producing industry in Manitoba.
Ottawa ready to axe more civil servants

Ottawa ready to axe more civil servants

1,500 receive warning slips, hundreds more face uncertainty
Steve Jobs would have loved the new iPhone

Steve Jobs would have loved the new iPhone

As I played around with the iPhone 5 on Wednesday, I wondered what the late Steve Jobs would have thought about the latest twist on Apple's bestselling device.

BBM finds home in Collins Dictionary

BlackBerry's instant messaging service has found a new home, nestled between BBL and bbq. The term BBM is being added to the latest edition of the Collins English Dictionary.

Canada dragged down by global momentum

The OECD says leading indicators in Canada point to continued growth, but below the long-term trend for the country.

Empire profits soar on recent acquisitions

The Nova Scotia-based company best known for its Sobeys and Thrifty Foods grocery stores showed a sharp jump in profit and revenue in its most recent quarter, thanks in part to the acquisition of more than 200 retail gas locations and convenience sto

Transat to cut pilots, attendants

Transat AT is set to temporarily lay off more than twice the number of pilots and flight attendants it did last year as the travel company continues to cut capacity amid its drive to restore profits.

Potash Corp. hikes dividend

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. increased its quarterly dividend Thursday by 50 per cent. The company said it would now pay a quarterly dividend to shareholders of 21 cents per share, up from 14 cents, starting with the Nov. 5 payment.
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